The Dalek Emporer
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A rank designated to the supreme ruler of the Daleks. There have been at least two Emperors – the first a huge, immobile Dalek who dominated the main city on Skaro. It oversaw the project to identify ‘the human factor’, the intuitive and illogical means which had led to so many Dalek defeats by humans.
However, when ‘the human factor’ was implanted into Daleks, instead of becoming cunning, they became independent, asking questions and querying orders. This led to a massive civil war, during which the Emperor and his forces were destroyed. A later Emperor was in fact a mobile casing, housing the dessicated remnants of Davros, the creator of the Daleks.
The next known incarnation of The Dalek Emperor remained in an enormous, immobile, conical shell plugged into a corner of the control room in the Dalek City on Skaro. It was connected to the wall by tubes, and spoke in an echoing voice.
Two factions of Dalek were searching Earth for a Gallifreyan stellar manipulator, known colloquially as The Hand of Omega. The Doctor tricked the Emperor into revealing itself as Davros, who then activated the manipulator before understanding its true power.
The weapon detonated the sun in Skaro’s solar system, before vaporising the Emperor’s ship. He, however, managed to activate his escape pod seconds before his ship was destroyed.
When the Daleks launched an invasion of the Milky Way from the Seriphia Galaxy, a Dalek Emperor was in command. While it successfully conquered much of the galaxy, its real goal was Project Infinity. It intended to summon Daleks from another reality. When those Daleks turned out to be appalled by genocide, the Emperor was captured by the Earth Alliance (“Death to the Daleks!”, Project Infinity) but transmitted its consciousness into a human, Susan Mendes, to continue the war. (“Dalek War: Chapter One) It erased her consciousness and intended to use her form to con the galaxy into lowering its guard; however, a psychic trap caused the remnants of Mendes to awaken and trigger the destruction of all Dalek technology, killing the Dalek Emperor and devastating the Empireing voice.
In the final episode of the 2005 series, The Dalek Emporer returned, with a new design and voice, and a new heavily religious doctrine – a great success for the series.
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